Hi, I'm Will Segerman. I spend my time doing various creative things. Here are some of them.
An old make that got lost in backstage of my website. A suit of scale mail armour made out of pennies drilled in a hexagonal pattern. Made over a period of three years. If I were to make one these days I'd get access to a laser cutter and make a jig to hold pennies in set locations. As it was I used a drill press and it took a very long time.
Rather than writing about this I will instead direct you to an article by an awesome person I know who champions virtual and enhanced reality art. Full screen the video and turn up the volume. http://npirl.blogspot.com/2008/09/most-complex-sculpture-in-any-world.html
A flower made from brass and wood. Made as a wedding present for my cousin Siofra out of materials left over from the Blunderbow.
A sculpture created in Second Life. It is comprised entirely of tori arranged in a circle and rotated in a wave around the circle. Through pictures is really not the way to view the work. To really get a feel for it you have to be seeing it in 3D space.
A lifesize human figure made in 5mm iron rods, holding a candle. I used to weld garden sculptures for a guy called Alex Rocke. We had a load of iron rods left over from a cancelled order and let me have a play with them. Ended up selling this piece through a local gallery (in Malmesbury) for £1200, which was nice.
Two complete suits of authentic Gothic battle harness made entirely from transparent materials. Made for the final show of my fine art degree at Sheffield Hallam, a collaboration with Joe Laverack who now runs White Rose Forge.
A dense sphere made from pins soldered together. Created as a wedding present for my cousin Ben. Displayed in an old scientific apparatus box.
A structure made from clothes pegs taken apart, glued back to back then re-assembled. Very simple but it pleases me greatly.
A sphere made from pencils super glued together. The pencils are in four alignments, as you would get on a caltrop or the molecular structure of diamond. I originally tried out this structure with straws, seeing the holes for each rod were hexagonal it seemed obvious to use pencils. after enough pencils were stuck together a disk sander was used to get it spherical. It looked more interesting before I sanded it, though the pencils left a beautiful rainbow on the disk sander.
Made with roughly 10,000 split ring washers anodised in 5 different colours. The image of Einstein was converted into a diamond shaped pixellation to suit chain mail structure. Made as the final piece of my art foundation course at Manchester Metropolitan University. It took a long time.
A Heart made from pins soldered together. The classic image of a heart recurs in my work. Very cheesy, but hey, love is pretty cheesy if you think about it.
Three circles depicting a sphere. Made from U-shaped tacks soldered together. Very quick and just a sketch really but I really like the result.
A Klein Bottle is a closed non-orientable surface that cannot be embedded in three dimensional space without self intersection. Just look at the Wikipedia page. Made using the same technique as the Pin Balloon, except a modelling balloon was used for the neck and clay was used for the joins between the neck and body.
A hot air balloon created out of pins soldered together, with a lead radio isotope container for the basket. Pins were stuck into the papier mache of a regular balloon, soldered then the papier mache was cut away. Created as the entry piece for the Art Foundation course at Manchester Metropolitan University. The brief was to create a mode of transport out of a material which is it's antithesis. Pins are not really the antithesis of a hot air balloon but it seemed right, so I did it.